Day in history for April 27, 2003

1853 -- 150 years ago
The Hon. H.M. Mead, judge of the 10th judicial district circuit, will preside at the coming session of the circuit court for this county commencing on Monday next. We perceive that by the press in his circuit, as elsewhere, he is spoken of as a prompt, learned and impartial judge.

1878 -- 125 years ago
The two lodges of the Odd Fellows in Rock Island celebrated the anniversary of the order's establishment. Henry Burgower was chairman and David Hawes and Oliver Olson were the speakers.

1903 -- 100 years ago
A.D. Sperry was awarded a gold watch fob for winning the finals in a shooting contest with Phil Mitchell, James Darnell and B.D. Connelly at the Elm Street range.

1928 -- 75 years ago
Completion of the negotiations with the McCabe estate to build an addition to the Como Hotel, Rock Island, and remodel a portion of the present building as the location for a large cafeteria, was announced by Mr. and Mrs. Joseph W. Johnson, who will operate the new place of business.

1953 -- 50 years ago
Ira E. Albrecht of the Albrecht Insurance Agency, 307 Union Arcade, Davenport, has been appointed treasurer of the 1953 Scott County Cancer crusade.

1978 -- 25 years ago
Dave Hoover, East Moline, and Larry Thornburg, Moline, received Outstanding Member Awards for their contributions to the Student Representative Assembly at the Quad-Cities Campus of Black Hawk College.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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